Meet Our Teachers

Fiona Fanner

Fiona teaches Swedish Massage and Pregnancy Massage and supervises student clinic at the NSW School of Massage as well as working as a massage therapist on the Northern Beaches. Fiona has been a practising Aromatherapist for over twenty years. Fiona has worked on the ski fields of Switzerland and France working with sports related indications and in London, where she set up practice in a major London Health club specialising in Aromatherapy for pre and postnatal women.

In 1989 Fiona arrived in Sydney and has been living and working here since. She created, and was the principal of “The Aromatherapy School” where accredited Post Graduate Diplomas were held.  She was the principal for five years. Fiona has published a book “Aromatherapy remedies for women” and has also published various articles in international professional magazines and has lectured nationally on essential oil use during labour for pain management.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Aromatherapy
  • Certificate of Reflexology

Patricia Farnsworth

Patricia Farnsworth is the founder of The Craniosacral Therapy Academy and the Myofascial Release Centre. She is one of the most qualified teachers inAustraliaand is unique in having qualifications in Remedial Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release and Advanced Musculoskeletal Therapy (Craniosacral specialisation).

She was responsible for bringing the John Barnes method of Myofascical Release to Australian bodyworkers and was instrumental in having MFR accepted nationally and included in the national training standards for massage therapy. Her knowledge in Myofascial Release Therapy has led to many guest appearances at National massage conferences over the years.

Patricia started her professional journey by completing her Diploma in Remedial Massage in 1989 and becoming a registered Sports Trainer. She has since then trained under various teachers and mentors.


Patrick de Permentier

Patrick teaches Anatomy & Physiology at the NSW School of Massage as part of the Diploma of Remedial Massage.  Students value his knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Patrick_de_Permentierhis dynamic teaching style and enthusiasm and his delivery of information in a concise manner.

In addition, Patrick lectures Anatomy to 1st and 2nd year Medical students, 2nd year Medical Science students and 2nd year Biomedical Engineering students via the Faculty of Medicine at the University of NSW.

Patrick’s dedication to teaching has resulted in the presentation of a number of awards from the Faculty of Medicine and School of Medical Sciences for teaching excellence and course development over the last 20 years.

His contribution to research in education is also noted by the many journal publications and published conference proceedings. From a natural therapy point of view, Patrick presents workshops and seminars for ATMS members on many areas of anatomy and physiology (e.g. sciatica, asthma, arthritis) and their relevance to massage therapy as well as other forms of natural therapies.   He is currently involved with the delivery of seminars throughout Australia as part of the National Seminar Series for ATMS on the topic of chronic stress.

Also, he publishes articles in the journal of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and has successfully applied for a number of grants from bodies such as the NH&MRC and the ALTC.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons), MSc (Res), University of NSW
  • Grad Cert in Higher Education, University of NSW
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Certificate IV in TAE
  • Certificate TAELLN411

Association memberships:

  • Member of ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society)
  • ATMS research committee member
  • Council Member of ANZACA (Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists)
  • Member, New York Academy of Sciences

Awards:

  • Development in Cross-Disciplinary Teaching award, School of Medical Sciences, University of NSW,
  • Teaching Excellence awards, School of Medical Sciences, University of NSW, 2002 and 2006.
  • Innovation in Learning and Teaching award, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, 2008
  • Community Engagement award, School of Medical Sciences, University of NSW, 2013.

Heidi Meyer

Heidi currently teaches Nutrition, Professional Practice and The Massage Business at the NSW School of Massage as well as consulting in Clinical Nutrition in private practices in Sydney’s CBD.HEIDIresize

Heidi has worked in the health industry as a clinical nutritionist and massage therapist for over six years, having studied and practiced in Australia and abroad.

A background in travel, sports & event management, together with her nearly completed postgraduate study in Public Health, Heidi has developed a strong understanding of human behaviour, our health environment and their unique effects on our health.

Her experience in the corporate and health sectors in Australia and in the UK, Europe and India has shaped her holistic view of health and the critical role complementary health practitioners play in the future of more integrative, empathetic and effective healing outcomes for our community.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine)
  • Master of Public Health (Nutrition) – exp. 2016.
  • Certificate IV Massage Therapy Practice
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • Accredited Member: ATMS

Sujittra (Suzi) Makatham

Suzi has been a trainer and assessor at the NSW School of Massage since 2014.IMG_5030

Suzi completed a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Physiotherapy, in Thailand.

Over the past 10 years Suzi has gained invaluable physiotherapy and massage therapy experience from working in a variety of clinics and hotel spas in Thailand and in Australia.

Suzi has a passion for teaching and gains a lot of fulfilment and enjoyment from passing her knowledge on to students. Her understanding of anatomy and physiology allows her to offer detailed explanations of how the body functions and she is able to develop customised treatment plans for her clients.

Suzi teaches the following modules at NSW School of Massage:

  • Massage Foundations
  • Massage Techniques
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Thai Massage
  • Health Science
  • Advanced Massage Techniques
  • Student Clinic Supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science – Physiotherapy (Thailand)
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Certificate of Thai Traditional Massage
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Accredited Member: Association of Massage Therapists


Julie Thompson-Moltzen

Julie teaches Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Lomi Lomi massage and supervises Aromatherapy student clinic at the NSW School of Massage as well as operating her own clinic in Sydney.

Julie is a full member and accredited teacher with the International Aromatherapy & Aromatic Medicine Association and has been incorporating her passion for Aromatherapy into other modalities. As well as qualifications in Beauty Therapy, Remedial Massage and Clinical Aromatherapy, Julie has also undertaken studies in Oncology Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Lomi Lomi Facilitator’s training and Level 6 in Hawaiian Massage.

Julie is also a member and accredited teacher with the International Aromatherapy & Aromatic Medicine Association and has been incorporating her passion for Aromatherapy into other modalities.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Diploma of Clinical Aromatherapy

Jack Mashall

Jack teaches Zen Shiatsu at the NSW School of Massage. His teaching focuses on developing an understanding of precise diagnostics and healing strategies.

A Yoga teacher and health practitioner for over 20 years, Jack developed the practice of Ki Yoga in 1996 based on the traditions of Hatha and Oki-Do Yoga and other wholistic healing practices of the Far East. Jack also writes and teaches seminars on Meridian Medicine, which is a diagnostic and healing system of yoga.

Qualification:

  • BA (Hons) Dip Ed, English Philosophy

 

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